Saturday, February 01, 2020

Saturday 2 1 20 morning call

Another day of wonderful waves, this is Hookipa in the morning.

Charlie Smith liked the 6.8 Bushman I was carrying while we met in the parking lot (I bought it used before going to Italy). Then he went out and ripped as usual.

It was another easterly trades day and this is my pick of Jimmie Hepp's album.

This is Hookipa at sunset. Bigger than the morning.

This photo shows the medium period of the swell.

5am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
No southerly energy at Barbers, check the Lahaina webcam to see what's there. It's possible that during the day a small N wrap will appear.

North shore
8.2ft @ 13s from 354° (N)

8.2ft @ 13s from 330° (NW)

6.6ft @ 13s from 334° (NNW)
5.5ft @ 11s from 40° (NE)
4.3ft @ 7s from 75° (ENE)
The 13s energy comes from the fetch of that low north of the islands we saw a couple of days ago that raced east very fast. 334 is a great direction for Honolua, which will offer the best waves (seen the easterly trades). As you can see, the NW buoys already shows a more north direction and that is going to be the trend during the day. Plenty NE windswell too which will make the breaking pattern less clean than it's been lately. Hookipa will have big waves again (at least head and a half), I will possibly report later.

Wind map at noon


Kahului Tides
High Tide     High Tide     Low Tide     Low Tide       Sunrise   Sunset
5:59a  +1.6  10:36p  +1.4   1:52p  +0.4                         7:04a   6:18p

North Pacific has the fetched circled in red. The NW one belongs to a new large low that formed in the NW sector.

Nice fetch down south. I circled in red the part that is for sure oriented towards us. The yellow part falls outside the great circle ray map on the right, so we don't know if it's actually aiming at us. Down there the flat map induced distortion is so high, that the chances are very low.

Morning sky.

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